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by johnbirchjar
Thu Nov 04, 2021 12:16 am
Forum: Norton Rotary Enthusiasts Club
Topic: Hello to the 588 community
Replies: 19
Views: 1552

Re: Hello to the 588 community

Hi Jerome, Just to set your mind at rest,Norton rotories are not at all fragile,(hence 200,000+recorded miles are not an uncommon occurrence)just totally different from your normal ICB engine,and so require a different approach (especially when laying up the bike for winter or any long term storage)...
by johnbirchjar
Tue Nov 02, 2021 11:52 pm
Forum: for sale and wanted
Topic: Classic for sale
Replies: 22
Views: 2474

Re: Classic for sale

Me neither,(my old girl LE029 had 70odd thousand on the clock when I sold it and no missing numbers)anybody else want to comment?J.B.
by johnbirchjar
Thu Oct 28, 2021 10:31 pm
Forum: General discussion (eveything else)
Topic: My old Classic
Replies: 3
Views: 387

Re: My old Classic

Thanks Clive,I will await your report,ride safe,J.B.
by johnbirchjar
Wed Oct 27, 2021 10:30 pm
Forum: General discussion (eveything else)
Topic: My old Classic
Replies: 3
Views: 387

My old Classic

Hi guys,anybody know if my old Classic has been moved on from Cosmo Motorcycles?J.B.
by johnbirchjar
Wed Oct 27, 2021 10:26 pm
Forum: for sale and wanted
Topic: Classic for sale
Replies: 22
Views: 2474

Re: Classic for sale

Looks a nice well cared for bike,should make all sorts of daft money,(a side bet says it will go to a collector and not a "rider" wink)J.B.
by johnbirchjar
Fri Oct 22, 2021 10:46 pm
Forum: Norton Rotary Enthusiasts Club
Topic: Hello to the 588 community
Replies: 19
Views: 1552

Re: Hello to the 588 community

Listen to the man exclaim,that's what Iv'e been banging on about,exclaim,J.B.
by johnbirchjar
Sat Oct 16, 2021 10:48 pm
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: gearbox oil
Replies: 8
Views: 561

Re: gearbox oil

Ok,so maybe "crap"was a bit strong,(and maybe Mr Page had a good one,)but the quality control at Quaff did leave a lot to be desired,and I'm not the only rotary rider who commented on the 3rd&4th gear whine,J.B.
by johnbirchjar
Wed Oct 13, 2021 10:44 pm
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: gearbox oil
Replies: 8
Views: 561

Re: gearbox oil

Hi Trev,No idea,(and I can't even consult my records,they all went with the Classic when I sold It cry)all I can remember was that it was red and very sticky Very Happy,J.B.
by johnbirchjar
Tue Oct 12, 2021 10:57 pm
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: gearbox oil
Replies: 8
Views: 561

Re: gearbox oil

We all know the 5 speed gearboxes fitted to the air cooled and watercooled rotories were crap, and after really low millage 3rd and 4th gears whined a lot,but by and large lasted quite well,(I evan had new 3rd&4th gears fitted at about 50,000 miles to try and cure the whine,all to no avail,after...
by johnbirchjar
Thu Oct 07, 2021 10:35 pm
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: battery optimiser with twin batteries
Replies: 4
Views: 346

Re: battery optimiser with twin batteries

I would think so,it's only doing what the alternator do's(only slower)J.B.
by johnbirchjar
Wed Oct 06, 2021 11:01 pm
Forum: for sale and wanted
Topic: Interpol II for sale
Replies: 5
Views: 478

Re: Interpol II for sale

Hi Trev, only on water cooled rotories can one expect high mileage of 100,000+ after mollying. If memory serves,my own Classic sorely needed re-mollying after about 50,000 and should have been done about 10,000 miles earlier (according to Malk Stanly Esq who was the chief mechanic for the Derby Poli...
by johnbirchjar
Mon Oct 04, 2021 11:26 pm
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: clutch plates sticking
Replies: 18
Views: 871

Re: clutch plates sticking

Would they be the ones that fit round the water pump?(I did away with the manual one fitted by Norton and used a 'leclic one externally cool )J.B.
by johnbirchjar
Mon Oct 04, 2021 11:25 pm
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: clutch plates sticking
Replies: 18
Views: 871

Re: clutch plates sticking

Would they be the ones that fit round the water pump?(I did away with the manual one fitted by Norton used and a 'leclic one externally cool )J.B.
by johnbirchjar
Sun Oct 03, 2021 10:34 pm
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: Engine stand commander
Replies: 5
Views: 358

Re: Engine stand commander

Hi Trev,not quite sure what you mean,do you mean stripping the engine while still in the bike?J.B.
by johnbirchjar
Sun Oct 03, 2021 10:29 pm
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: clutch plates sticking
Replies: 18
Views: 871

Re: clutch plates sticking

If it's where it the two faces meet,a good Gasket goo should fix it,(so long as both faces are nice and smooth and not buckled or damaged wink)J.B.
by johnbirchjar
Sat Oct 02, 2021 10:29 pm
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: clutch plates sticking
Replies: 18
Views: 871

Re: clutch plates sticking

Leaking where?J.B.
by johnbirchjar
Fri Oct 01, 2021 10:35 pm
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: clutch plates sticking
Replies: 18
Views: 871

Re: clutch plates sticking

I've put clutches back on a number of occasions and never thought to smear them with oil (seeing as they would get well oiled the first time the clutch was engaged)but if it makes you feel better go for it Very HappyJ.B.
by johnbirchjar
Sun Sep 26, 2021 11:01 pm
Forum: for sale and wanted
Topic: Norton Rotary for sale.
Replies: 6
Views: 485

Re: Norton Rotary for sale.

Sorry, I may be well out of touch, but I wouldn't pay five grand for that bike,J.B.
by johnbirchjar
Sun Sep 26, 2021 10:56 pm
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: clutch plates sticking
Replies: 18
Views: 871

Re: clutch plates sticking

Yep, you will need a clutch compressor,It is easy enough,but do take care as fingers can be lost,'(cos the pressure on the plates is somewhat fierce)J.B.
by johnbirchjar
Fri Sep 24, 2021 10:49 pm
Forum: for sale and wanted
Topic: Norton Rotary for sale.
Replies: 6
Views: 485

Re: Norton Rotary for sale.

Had another "surf", is it the blue one?J.B.
by johnbirchjar
Fri Sep 24, 2021 10:41 pm
Forum: for sale and wanted
Topic: Norton Rotary for sale.
Replies: 6
Views: 485

Re: Norton Rotary for sale.

I had a "surf"and couldn't find it,J.B.
by johnbirchjar
Thu Sep 23, 2021 11:06 pm
Forum: login and say hello!
Topic: New owner of an RE-5
Replies: 6
Views: 612

Re: New owner of an RE-5

Take more than a touch of super glue to repair that cry,.good luck,J.B.
by johnbirchjar
Sun Sep 12, 2021 10:44 pm
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: clutch cable cover
Replies: 6
Views: 614

Re: clutch cable cover

I know the feeling evil,J.B.
by johnbirchjar
Mon Sep 06, 2021 10:55 pm
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: clutch cable cover
Replies: 6
Views: 614

Re: clutch cable cover

If memory serves the holes in the cover plate on my Classic were already threaded from new,(can't remember the size though,8mm?)J.B.
by johnbirchjar
Thu Sep 02, 2021 11:00 pm
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: advice 0n tt1 not wiring
Replies: 4
Views: 448

Re: advice 0n tt1 not wiring

Hi Trev,
Re: Tony's advice, I also carried a spare Ign:Box,and I was pleased that I did Very Happy ,(at a Beezumph Track Day at Cadwell)when the one on the bike got fried evil(see previous post)J.B.
by johnbirchjar
Wed Sep 01, 2021 11:04 pm
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: advice 0n tt1 not wiring
Replies: 4
Views: 448

Re: advice 0n tt1 not wiring

Hi Trev, You didn't mention what bike you have but if it helps, the original Boyer on my Classic didn't last that many thousands of miles(4 or 5?),but this was due to where the Boyer was mounted,(back to back with the VCR)which as you are probably aware, do get rather warm evil, and because they wer...
by johnbirchjar
Tue Aug 24, 2021 11:11 pm
Forum: Norton Rotary Enthusiasts Club
Topic: Hello to the 588 community
Replies: 19
Views: 1552

Re: Hello to the 588 community

OK,sorry if I am banging on about the first time the bike was ever started from new(or stood for a long while) but it is VERY VERY IMPORTANT evil,so tell me what the procedure was,and was it you.or were you just an on looker?J.B.
by johnbirchjar
Tue Aug 24, 2021 11:00 pm
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: Classic wiring/Minimag
Replies: 8
Views: 1399

Re: Classic wiring/Minimag

Hi Jerome, As I have mentioned a couple of posts ago on this subject,I replaced the original Boyer ignition system on my Classic with a Minimag one,and I had no problem at all,as to the difference? the Boyer system is a square box like shape as apposed to the Minimag which is more longer and thinner...
by johnbirchjar
Mon Aug 23, 2021 10:51 pm
Forum: Norton Rotary Enthusiasts Club
Topic: Hello to the 588 community
Replies: 19
Views: 1552

Re: Hello to the 588 community

Hi Jerome,
Looking back over your previous entries I noticed your comment on "Not starting on Run without the choke" No surprise there,most petrol engine vehicles that I have owned/driven, usually required "choke"when starting from cold,J.B.
by johnbirchjar
Sun Aug 22, 2021 11:24 pm
Forum: Norton Rotary Enthusiasts Club
Topic: Hello to the 588 community
Replies: 19
Views: 1552

Re: Hello to the 588 community

Hi Jerome, From what I can remember from my Classic(NoLE029)the original Electronic Ignition Unit was the same as the IP2's(but I could be wrong)I distinctly remember because it was so very different from the replacement one from Minimag. When putting a Norton Rotory in to "long time storage&qu...